U.S. House votes to scuttle statues of Confederate leaders, bust of Dred Scott author
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Tuesday to remove from the Capitol a bust of the late Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney, a Marylander who wrote the despised Dred Scott decision — as well as evict statues and busts of men who fought for the Confederacy or served in its government.
Biden signs law making Juneteenth a new federal holiday
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law legislation declaring a legal public holiday annually on June 19, the date of the end of slavery in the U.S. known as Juneteenth.
Arizona Democrats launch 2022 campaign earlier than ever
The Arizona Democratic Party says it's 2022 campaign plans will outstrip the party's record 2020 volunteer effort, which saw more than 34,000 volunteers contact voters more than 1.7 million times to support Joe Biden, Mark Kelly and other Democratic candidates.
Biden calls for sweeping ‘once-in-a-generation investment’ to reshape the nation
WASHINGTON — Standing in the same U.S. House chamber where a violent mob temporarily disrupted the certification of his victory, President Joe Biden on Wednesday heralded the country as “on the move again” as he sketched out his expansive vision for a post-pandemic America.
Special Report: Many members of Congress are vaccinated against COVID-19, but some still hesitate
WASHINGTON — Members of Congress were among the first people in the U.S. to have access to the sought-after COVID-19 vaccine when the initial doses became available in December.
Biggs, Lesko ignored for months the voter registration issue that they say invalidates Arizona’s election
Republican U.S. Reps. Andy Biggs and Debbie Lesko never raised concerns about a judicially imposed extension of Arizona’s voter registration deadline until they cited it as the rationale for rejecting their state’s electoral votes long after the fact.
Biggs and Gosar sought pardons for Capitol riot, but didn’t get them
Arizona Republican Congressmen Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar have asked President Donald Trump to preemptively pardon them for their roles in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, but the president has no plans to do so, CNN reported Tuesday.
Dem lawmakers ask DOJ to investigate Republicans over Capitol attack
Legislative Democrats are asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate four Arizona Republican officeholders for their possible involvement in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
U.S. House votes to again impeach Trump, as a ‘clear and present danger’
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, charging him with inciting violent rioters last week who rampaged through the U.S. Capitol, temporarily derailing the tally of presidential votes and leading to at least five deaths.
Editor’s Thought Bubble: Of course Arizonans helped plan the Jan. 6 coup attempt
After a year in which it seemed like we saw everything imaginable, the mantra so far of 2021 seems to be, “Hey 2020, hold my beer!” The president is set to be impeached for a second time (a first in American history), the joint chiefs of the military have concerns of a coup and so […]
The rioters and Capitol Police will be punished, but not the instigators and enablers? How is that fair?
I have no empathy for the insurrectionists who tore through the Capitol, intent on overturning the results of our election and installing Donald Trump as some sort of king. Many will be fired from their jobs and end up in prison, which is exactly what they deserve.
Biden: ‘Irresponsible’ of Biggs, other GOP to refuse masks while sheltering during Capitol riot
WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden on Monday chastised GOP lawmakers for refusing to wear masks while they were held in a safe location as a violent mob of pro-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol last week.